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April 22, 2022 8:00 am
Dr. Tony Evans is the most effective prayer is based on the Bible. This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative. Dr. Evans is praying with her children at bedtime and before meals is good but it's not enough today will learn the kind of prayer that gives us real access to God's authority. You want to turn to Ephesians chapter 6. As we begin to not already what Paul wrote about already sick, 33 that you pick up as needed.
The first three take all have to do with the belt of truth that must be an objective standard by which you make pragmatic decisions.
Righteousness that your new identity in Christ whereby you have been cloaked with the righteousness of Christ is to inform you. There is a cowering of our feet with shoes of the gospel of peace of God that should govern how decision-making when were operating according to God's truth.
But then that it have close enough to get you when you needed your shield of faith. Helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, God has given you a way to access this, but only giving you one way to do it.
If not, programs, techniques, formulas, if not by doing some magical. We must start back which God has given us in only given one thing that's why after the discussion, Paul says in Ephesians 6, verse 18. All prayer and petition pray all in spirit and would you be on alert with all perseverance and petition for all things is prayer.
What if we make this thing called principal. Let me tell you what prayer isn't just a short call. Prayer is simply communication with God as it communication with God through prayer, you gain access to God's authority. Now I don't know why God didn't I can answer this question, but God decided that there were certain things he would not do a part (some of you have a question Elizabeth meets with God doing what you do anyway why pray answer.
He decided that he won't do certain things without see what I'm asking you can do it yourself.
What prayer does is it shows dependency and gain access retainer story on turnabout in Daniel nine Daniel had a problem. The people of Israel were in captivity and it was a big problem.
Daniel said in his heart.
In verses two and brief And not master God and he got on his last but not the boy's right currently find out what God had settled the matter so we could put God on the spot. Prayer gives you a chance to put Don on the spot into a corner you say wait a minute you came back. Got up into a corner location can answer most God told the story of real. I pray tell, why not know you can't do that because the nation all real and not to laugh at us that God was big enough to get it was big enough to open up the body. One big enough to take on the God God saying that is a good idea to preserve the people and God changed the dog up against you. Say what what will really work really work. Moses understood God's nature. Pray in the Bible says as soon as open his mouth to pray. God told Dave Hansen. Angels were debated privately have a problem because according to Daniel chapter 10 verse 12 and 13. Answering question blood, but against principality and saw the prince of Persia, so I didn't. God angel Gabriel and Saul Mikey Michael call Michael Angel liking the bad Michael who is also an art. Michael Angel Angel and no greater is he that is now only Gabriel breaks through, three weeks like that… Time to stop God from God. One day God will call Mike breaks through prayer and spiritual flesh and blood is the wrong focus. When you pray properly. It is a restraining order against the powers of darkness. Prayer is your withdrawal slip against the backdrop of Christ upon them. If you don't know a million spiritual dollars have been put in your spiritual bank account like a spiritual pulpit when you go to virtually a lot about the liver like spiritual pop prayer is that again you access.
Let's look at the scope of prayer. Verse 18, all prayer all times all perseverance, all streets keywords.
What all. A prayer to see if thing work cannot be entered in the attachment. It must be the controlling agenda.
Paul put it this way a person is five pray without ceasing all all all types of prayer all prayers of the Bible, prayer came every which way the print stand prayer kneeling friendly and prostrate, print, walk in on you can print driving. You can pray in the mind without even moving your mouth because you praying with your mind and thought. Prayer involves Thanksgiving involves praying to the ball. Supplication involves intercession saying hard. That's not what we do when a country because of the war.
They don't want one must they bombard us because those missiles keep the enemy back you are to bombard believe he said all types pray when you feel like an pray when you don't want to pray when you don't feel like prayer pretty don't like pray I don't feel like writing. I don't feel like prayer just prayed together telling that. Please on all occasions. Dr. Evans will have another illustration of how powerful prayer really is when he continues her message just a moment. First, if your bombardment of prayer doesn't seem to be turning the tide.
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It's almost like having a seminary on your smart phone, check out the free course called kingdom man, and the growing list of other subjects waiting for you Tony Evans.org today link to Tony Evans training center now serves about Prevost's work work work you praying your faith in your mind be going every which way to getting distracted is one way another way, he will do it if he will make tired pray Satan understand that if you have a bombard happily with plan to back him like that. By the way, the relationship work. If I was married knows this when you were dating used to communicate all because you like to get all the time job now was your day. The lack of communication reflects the lack of relationship. People talk of the relationship has been and that's what's happened in the church of Jesus Christ see miracles of God. Miracles is because we will have to work from around only thing look below you see what your take on the fly. You get a different perspective, we been on the ground too long. That's what we can see we have the wisdom from below not hook up a powerful above, where Christ is, and happily places so we'll see what God is doing. The only thing to me take that flight the heavenly places because of the heavenly places your dog to have a life where they need some grace not just retaliate actually get that from you since pray for all seats. Remember the Lord's prayer is not my father, who live in heaven our father who art whenever you become a Christian. Were you the only one you praying for God not help you because this is a family affair, and that's why our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. In other words, I'm not in this by myself in this together and that is why praying of the congregation is so important when we are concerned about the needs of others so we can celebrate how God used prayers for them so that they could celebrate how God used vampires. Lots is a collective thing. If you only pray for you. God will help you become a more selfish Christian. Finally, the sphere of prayer is as praying in the spirit that sounds rather ethereal. How do you know you are praying in the spirit in the spirit of always contrasted in Scripture with in the flesh, you must be in the spirit. The holy Bible for internal prescriptions. Chapter 2 things which I have not seen verse nine says not heard into the heart of man, God has prepared for those who love him. For God revealed them to us through the spirit of the spirit searches the deep things of God. No man knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of a man.no one knows but the spirit of God. Now we have received the spirit of the world, the spirit was from God that we might know the things that are freely given to us by God, which brings we speak, not in the words taught by human with those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual spirit to the present spiritual thinking you will like the world like the world so you won't be spirit must be set thinking that comes from God and not have to think and deviancy down God and of the world going down just a little about BMC down as long as you have set thinking spirit says become combined with spiritual words. In other words spirits thought Scripture you like to pray – you know the word of God and Christ which, in the spirit of God's concern for MS with in the spirit means in prayer and ask Here is a prayer in the spirit actual in the spirit prayer being persecuted.
They now been released and 23 and look what happens next. They went to all companions and reported all the cheap reason this would theology how may Kevin enter see and all that it did me a minute and threat Simon said the Gentile world where God the Bible that you have written back to you want to go versus what you owe. Word God's word. God will city that we are gathered to against holy servant Jesus.
Verse 29 and now that we may speak with all complement while you extend this take place through the name of my holy servant Jesus in the First 31. Pray the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit in the spirit. When you write right now to shape the place replacement shake and pop shaken and people falling back in love today because we don't talk the same Dr. Tony Evans sharing the secret to entering the presence of God and he'll come back in a moment with an illustration to wrap up this lesson for us.
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So I want to remind you that tomorrow is the last day you'll be able to stream journey with Jesus. The popular film starring Dr. Evans, Crystal Priscilla and Anthony Evans in journey with Jesus. You will travel the streets fields and synagogues were Jesus walked and visit the locations were some of the most powerful events recorded in the Bible took place previously shown in theaters around the country. This is the last opportunity. You'll have in the foreseeable future. To bring this extraordinary film right in your own home to find out more. Tony Evans.org and while you're there we should look into getting a copy of Tony's current teaching series called spiritual warfare. A set of 12 messages that will help you readjust your spiritual armor. It contains today's message as well as plenty of material we won't have time to present on the year. As I mentioned earlier, it's yours. With our thanks when you make a donation toward Tony's ministry and as a special bonus will also let you choose a copy of either victory in spiritual warfare or prayers for victory in spiritual warfare two powerful books from Dr. Evans that build on what we been learning in the series of lessons take advantage of the special bundle of resources.
When you visit Tony Evans.org or call our resource request line at 1-800-800-3222 anytime of the day or night. Again, that's 1-800-800-3222, or email@example.com keeping up our national defenses has always been a priority, but Dr. Evans says we don't always pay enough attention to our personal spiritual security.
On Monday he'll explain how grace can reinforce your resistance to the enemy right now though is back with this final illustration for us little boy one day with his father. Father said lots and I put the tickets you going to ride to come back and think it's a little father was waiting for us on the comeback young man who the father never seen before came over to the father and said Sir I'd like to have four tickets promises four tickets you want to get the sun came. He said that it is okay as my friend John from school.
I told him you had the tickets ask you for the tickets got to tell you I sent it looks like the alternative you made possible by the generous country fusion listeners like